Stationary engineers & boiler operators

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Total Workforce

80.3k

Average Age

47.5

Estimated Job Growth

5.04%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$61,383

Average Male Salary

$61,837

Average Female Salary

$46,297

About

Stationary engineers & boiler operators are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Stationary engineers & boiler operators was $61,383 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Stationary engineers & boiler operators by wage are Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, and Transportation, storage, & distribution managers.

Stationary engineers & boiler operators are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Stationary engineers & boiler operators are North Charleston City PUMA, SC and Everett City (Central & East) & Eastmont PUMA, WA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Stationary engineers & boiler operators are North Charleston City PUMA, SC and Everett City (Central & East) & Eastmont PUMA, WA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Stationary engineers & boiler operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Stationary engineers & boiler operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Stationary engineers & boiler operators, by average wage, is Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing. Stationary engineers & boiler operators are paid most in Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in North Charleston City PUMA, SC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,383

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,930

In 2017, Stationary engineers & boiler operators earned an average of $61,383, $9,318 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products make somewhat more than Stationary engineers & boiler operators while Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Stationary engineers & boiler operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.267

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Stationary engineers & boiler operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.267, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Stationary engineers & boiler operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Stationary engineers & boiler operators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Stationary engineers & boiler operators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Stationary engineers & boiler operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Stationary engineers & boiler operators, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Real estate, and Traveler accommodation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Stationary engineers & boiler operators, by average wage, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

80.3k

2017 Workforce

± 6,956

-8.14%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 13.1%

The number of people employed as Stationary engineers & boiler operators has been declining at a rate of -8.14%, from 87,429 people in 2016 to 80,309 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Stationary engineers & boiler operators employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Stationary engineers & boiler operators at  12%, followed by Real estate with 11.3% and Traveler accommodation with 10.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Stationary engineers & boiler operators in the US. The average age of male Stationary engineers & boiler operators in the workforce is 47.5 and of female Stationary engineers & boiler operators is 46.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Stationary engineers & boiler operators is White.

Gender Composition

78k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,853

2.35k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,189

97.1% of Stationary engineers & boiler operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Stationary engineers & boiler operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Stationary engineers & boiler operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

78.6% of Stationary engineers & boiler operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.61% of Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Stationary engineers & boiler operators.

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Age by Gender

47.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.12

46.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 8.37

The median age of Stationary engineers & boiler operators is 47.5, and Male employees are generally 1.08 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Stationary engineers & boiler operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Stationary engineers & boiler operators is Engineering but a relatively high number of Stationary engineers & boiler operators hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Stationary engineers & boiler operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Stationary engineers & boiler operators need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Troubleshooting. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Stationary engineers & boiler operators need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Installation.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Stationary engineers & boiler operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Stationary engineers & boiler operators are expected to see a growth of 5.04% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.04%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Stationary engineers & boiler operators. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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